19 Nov
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A Taqueria Holiday

Join Taqueria del Sol Nashville and Safe Haven Family Shelter for a special evening on Monday, December 10 at Taqueria del Sol’s 12th South location, 2317 12th Avenue South. The restaurant, normally closed on Mondays, will open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and donate all proceeds from the menu and bar to Safe Haven Family Shelter. For every $1 you spend on food and beverages, Safe Haven will receive $7!

Taqueria del Sol is located at 2317 12th Avenue South in Nashville. Click here to join our Facebook event for A Taqueria Holiday. It is an easy and quick way to invite your friends and colleagues. If you have any questions, please email Rachael at [email protected].

Can’t be there on December 10? You can still donate to show your support.

 

More about A Taqueria Holiday…

Taqueria del Sol, a from-scratch fast casual eatery with two locations in Nashville, teams again with platinum-selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley to host its fourth annual “A Taqueria Holiday” fundraiser to support Safe Haven Family Shelter, Monday, December 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Taqueria del Sol’s 12th South location, 2317 12th Avenue South.

For every $1 spent on food and beverage, Safe Haven Family Shelter will receive $7. Guests order from the menu and bar as usual, and the restaurant donates 100% of the evening’s food and beverage proceeds to Safe Haven. In addition, six matching gifts will generate a seven-fold total donation. Dierks and Cassidy Bentley, Zac and Caroline Thomas, Vic and Liz Thomas, Brian and Sarah Layton, Taqueria Nashville, and Taqueria Atlanta each will contribute a matching gift.

Over the past three years, the annual event has donated $124,128 to Safe Haven Family Shelter, Middle Tennessee’s only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire family experiencing homelessness.

Restaurant team members from Taqueria del Sol’s 12 South and Charlotte Ave. locations are deeply involved in the event, coming in on the restaurant’s typical day off to volunteer their time to prepare the food and staff the event.

Taqueria Nashville Managing Partner Tony Halligan, a veteran restauranteur, first learned about Safe Haven from his friends and regular customers Dierks and Cassidy Bentley. The Taqueria Nashville team members visited Safe Haven and were deeply moved by the compassionate services to help families with children transition from homelessness to stable housing. They came up with the unique plan to raise money by hosting an event that draws support from the restaurant’s devoted clientele and Safe Haven supporters. The Bentleys added their support, becoming a host of the event and donating a matching gift.

“This is a highlight of our holiday season,” said Halligan. “Several of our matching gift sponsors and family members join us in working that night as does Dierks and his family. This is one way we can help families in our community who do not have a place to call home. That’s where Safe Haven comes in –they provide a pathway to housing and stability while keeping the family together, which is so important.”

“A Taqueria Holiday is such a fun, only-in-Nashville event and a huge fundraiser for Safe Haven,” said Joyce Lavery, Safe Haven’s CEO. “The generosity of Tony Halligan, the Taqueria team, and all of the matching donors is truly incredible. We are deeply grateful for their continued support.”

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